Photojournalism and the Visual Narrative

Photography is a uniquely powerful medium for telling stories. Incisive images can bring home not the just the turmoil of war and current events, but also the joys of a wedding, or time spent with family and friends. In this class, we’ll explore this storytelling power of photography. The first session will begin with an overview of the technical aspects of photojournalism like composition and exposure, caption-writing and journalistic ethics, before we shift to exploring the craft of visual storytelling. By photographing real-world situations, we will practice photojournalism in its many forms, from sports and community events to intimate personal projects. Students should plan for shooting (and then sharing!) photographic assignments both during and out-of-class meetings. Note: A DSLR is recommended (though not required) for this class. Whatever camera students choose , they should be comfortable with its operation.

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Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:30 PM October 23 to November 6 (3 Meetings) Location: Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
Brad Wakoff
First Lesson
Tue, Oct 23 2018